Deadline is reporting that Nicholas has dropped out of “The Discovery” due to scheduling conflicts. He is being replaced by Jason Segel.
Robert Redford and Jason Segel have joined Rooney Mara in Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery. Segel is replacing the originally cast Nicholas Hoult, who is said to have dropped out of the picture which is scheduled to go before the cameras later this month because of scheduling conflicts. The actor had been attached to the picture since last fall. The film, written by McDowell and Justin Lader, will shoot in Rhode Island.
The scheduling conflict is with Rebel in the Rye in which Hoult is starring in as author J.D. Salinger with Kevin Spacey. Directed by Danny Strong (who scripted The Butler), the film is prepping to go before the cameras next month. Hoult is also part of director’s Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan with Natalie Portman and Thandie Newton. That project is scheduled now for a fall start.